26 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Ballads.

  1. John Cohen collection, circa 1939-2019

    approximately 23,425 items. 37 linear feet. 83 containers ; 17,300 sheets. 121 photographs : film negatives, black-and-white and color ; 35 mm. approximately 1750 photographic prints : black-and-white and color. 1,271 photographs : digital, TIFF files. 70 posters : black-and-white and color ; 24 x 33 in. and smaller. 379 paintings and drawings : black-and-white and color ; 22.5 x 28 in. and smaller. 10 oil paintings, watercolor and mixed media pieces : color ; 15 x 18 in. and smaller. 108 sound cassettes : analog. 107 sound wire reels : analog. 575 sound tape reels (5 in., 7in., 10 in.) : analog. 456 sound discs : analog, 45 rpm ; 7 in.. 34 sound discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. 20 sound discs (DVD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. 11 floppy disks : digital ; 3 1/2 in.. 43 floppy disks : digital ; 5 1/4 in.. 1 hard drive with 7,520 moving image, audio, still image files : digital. approximately 1800 film elements in 900 containers from 16 finished films. 16 films reels : color ; 16 mm. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of manuscripts, sound recordings, graphic images, and moving images created and collected by John Cohen. The materials document Cohen's parallel careers as a musician (member of the New Lost City Ramblers) and writer during the 1960s American folk music revival, and his celebrated work as a documentary photographer and filmmaker, producer, and artist from the 1950s to the present. Includes interviews made by Cohen with John Hartford, Harry Smith, Roger McGuinn, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Gary Davis, John Summers, Cousin Emmy, Roscoe Holcomb, Charlie Higgins, Wade Ward, Friends of Old Time Music, High Atmosphere, and photographs of these and others including E. C. Ball, Clancy Brothers, Elizabeth Cotten, Willie Dixon, Jack Elliott, Woody Guthrie, Mary Frank, Lilly Brothers, Alan Lomax, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Mike Seeger, Stanley Brothers, Belle Stewart, Stony Mountain Boys, Merle Travis, Muddy Waters, Doc Watson and many others. The collection includes documentation of Greenwich Village and Harlem, New York City; Cohen's travels to Paris and Spain in the 1950s; and later to England, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Italy and Japan, and other countries. Notable is his research for his master's thesis on Peruvian textile weaving, and subsequent fieldwork in Peru. Cohen visited Peru eight times between 1956 and 2005. Subsequent projects in Peru incorporated sound recordings of Andean music, and films as well as books about weaving, music, festivals, and dance. The majority of Cohen's Peru photographs were taken during his first three trips there and focus primarily on indigenous Andean people in the Q'ero region.

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  2. Anne and Frank Warner collection, 1938-1969

    1 container. 10.5 linear inches of manuscripts and graphic images; 124 sound recordings, 15 graphic images, 1 item of electronic media. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Documentation of American traditional musicians and storytellers collected by Anne Warner and Frank Warner on numerous field recording trips to Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia from 1938 to 1969.

  3. Gwilym Davies Appalachian and Adirondack Mountains collection, 1997-1998

    10 items. 9 sound recordings : digital audio files, WAV. 1 manuscript : digital text file. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Field recordings of songs and tales from Virginia, West Virginia, and New York State (Appalachian and Adirondack Mountains) made by Gwilym Davies in 1997 and 1998. Performers recorded include Spencer Moore of Chilhowie, VA; Phyllis Marks of Glenville, West Virginia, in the company of Helena Triplett of Elkins, West Virginia; Rita Emerson of Glenville, West Virginia; Russell Lehew of Mannington, West Virginia; Dick Richards of Lake Luzerne, Saratoga, New York; Catherine Charron Labier of Whitehall, New York; Jim Cleveland and Colleen Cleveland of Brant Lake, New York.

  4. John and Ginny Dildine collection

    175 items. 119 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 24 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 12 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. manuscripts: 1 folder.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of sound recordings of Washington, D.C. area folk music radio programs on WASH and WAMU-FM, hosted by John Dildine, with live interviews, and featuring some previously recorded selections. The collection also includes sound recordings of concerts, folk festivals (including selections from the Fox Hollow Folk Festival, 1968 and 1969) and other folk music events in Maryland; Virginia; St. Louis, Missouri; New York state, and other locations. Collection includes performances and interviews with well known musicians from the United States, Great Britain, Scotland, and Ireland; plus a few shows featuring recordings of music from Kenya and from India. Some items are dubs of commercial recordings.

  5. Caffè Lena collection, 1960-2013

    7767 items. 28 containers. 12 linear feet. 42 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 46 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 5 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 3 in.. 381 sound cassettes : analog and digital.. 13 videocassettes (VHS) : sound only ; 1/2 in.. 1 sound microcassette : analog.. 36 sound discs : digital.. 1942 audio files : digital, aiff, mp3, wav. 1 videocassette (U-matic) : sound, color.. 14 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color.. 2 videodiscs (DVD-R): digital.. 1 film reel (1100 feet) : analog.. 12 video files : digital, mov, mp4. approximately 1540 photographs : black and white, color ; various sizes.. 3504 pages.. 261 files : digital, pdf, doc. 3 objects.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of more than 500 audio recordings, plus digital audio files, video recordings, film, photographs, papers, and ephemera documenting the history of the Caffè Lena coffeehouse, a folk music club and theater in Saratoga Springs, New York, founded by Lena Spencer and Bill Spencer in 1960. The collection includes a large number of live concert performance recordings by folk musicians and singer-songwriters, as well as some theater, storytelling, and poetry performances. The collection also includes folk music radio programs produced from Caffè Lena concerts by Robert Durand and others. Some materials were gathered by Jocelyn Arem while conducting research on the history of Caffè Lena, and the collection includes drafts and page proofs of Arem's book, Caffè Lena: Inside America's Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse (2013).

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  6. Rylʹsʹkyĭ Institute Ukrainian cylinder collection, 1908-1930s

    315 items.. 7 linear inches (22 folders).. 37 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track ; 10 in.. 37 sound cassettes (U-Matic audio) : digital.. 64 photographs : black and white, color ; various sizes.. 2 videocassettes (VHS) : color, sound.. 4 diskettes, 3 1/2 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This collection of approximately 400 folk songs, folk music, and oral traditions includes sound recorded by Ukrainian ethnologists on wax cylinders in the Ukraine between 1908 and the early 1930s. In a joint project, 212 of approximately 300-400 cylinders in the collection of the Instytut mystet︠s︡tvoznavstva, folʹkloru ta etnohrafiï im. M.T. Rylʹsʹkoho (Rylʹsʹkyĭ Institute) were copied and preserved on audio tape from 1992-1995 at the Library of Congress. Content includes bardic traditions (secular and religious songs), seasonal ritual folk songs (winter carols, spring songs), music of life-cycle rituals (weddings, funerals, laments), as well as ballads and instrumental and ensemble compositions. Of significant note are recordings of blind minstrels (kobzari, lirnyky) probably made during the late 1920s and early 1930s before Stalinist purges. The collection includes musical transcriptions of some of the recordings made by folklorists of the period, including Volodymir Kharkiv, as well as accompanying ethnographic photographs of performers and their instruments dating from the turn of the 20th century and from the 1960s. Additional documentation includes photocopies of slips of paper that were in the cylinder containers, many of which identify the contents of the cylinder. Other photographs document Library of Congress staff member Joseph Hickerson's trip to Ukraine and the Rylʹsʹkyĭ Institute in March 1994. Two videocassettes, produced in 1994, promote the institutional collaboration between the Rylʹsʹkyĭ Institute and the Library.

  7. George Korson collection, 1913-1975

    37,117 items ; 106 containers (not including AV) ; 57 linear feet (not including AV).. 112 sound discs : analog ; 12 in., 10 in., and 7 in.. 108 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in.. 6 sound tape reels : analog ; 5 in.. 1 sound cassette : analog. 1 film reel (ca. 8 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm. approximately 623 photographs : photographic prints, negatives, black and white; various sizes.. 4 graphic items : various media.. 2 items.. 36,259 items.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of professional papers, field recordings of interviews and songs, a film, and photographs documenting the career and folklife fieldwork of George Korson. George Korson conducted fieldwork in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania and also in Pennsylvania Dutch Country in eastern counties of Pennsylvania. The film dated October 12, 1964 is George Korson (with Charlie McCarthy) interviewed by Franklin D. Coslett. The collection also includes various papers and interviews created by Angus K. Gillespie, including his interviews with folklorist and labor historian Archie Green. Gillespie is the author of a biography of George Korson, titled Folklorist of the coal fields : George Korson's life and work (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1980).

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  8. W.P.A. California Folk Music Project collection, 1936-1991

    7 boxes 4.5 linear feet.. manuscripts: 115 folders.. 239 sound discs (35 hours) : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.. 170 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes.. 24 drawings.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The California Folk Music Project of the California Work Projects Administration (WPA) was conceived and directed by Sidney Robertson Cowell and co-sponsored by the Music Department of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Music Division, Library of Congress from 1938 to 1940. Additional support was provided by the New Music Society of California and the Society of California Pioneers. The resulting collection of sound recordings, photographs, correspondence, field notes, and drawings documents the musical culture, including religious music and folk song, of many ethnic and English-language performers in northern California. The collection includes the documentation of the music of Anglo Americans, Armenians, Assyrians, Basques, Croatians, English, Finns, Hungarians, Icelanders, Italians, Norwegians, Russian Molokans, Scots, Portuguese, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Spaniards and Spanish Americans from 1938 to 1940. The sound recordings were deposited in the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1940. The collection also includes a few instantaneous sound discs made by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Missouri and Iowa for the Farm Security Administration in 1936-1937, and includes folk music research, writing, photographs, and technical drawings and sketches of the musical instruments, generated by Cowell and by the WPA staff who worked for her, plus related documents to 1991.

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  9. Art Rosenbaum Georgia folklore collection, 1955-1983

    236 audiocassette tapes; 1 box of manuscripts and electronic media. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Copies of audio tape recordings made by Art Rosenbaum in north and coastal Georgia and South Carolina principally in the 1970s and early 1980s. These field recordings encompass many genres of acoustic folk music, including gospel, shout, blues, ballads, and some interviews with the performers, recorded in homes, churches, and festivals.

  10. Irving Berlin collection, 1895-1990

    753,000 items. 932 containers. 703 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Irving Berlin was an American lyricist and composer of over 1,200 songs. He was also a music publisher, theater owner, and a founding member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). The collection, which documents all aspects of his life and career, contains music scores, Berlin's handwritten and typewritten lyric sheets, publicity and promotional materials, personal and professional correspondence, photographs, business papers, legal and financial records, scrapbooks filled with press clippings, awards and honors, artwork and realia.

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